Riedel Wine Glasses
If you are a wine connoisseur please move on and leave me alone, I’m just a guy that loves red wine and my favourite tipple at the moment is Rioja, and for at least 10 months I have been chatting to a friend that owns Great Northern Wines in Ripon, and he has been telling me I need to buy some Riedel glasses and I was like why, he explained to me that the glasses when built in a way to push the wine to different areas of your mouth creating the best taste you could ever get !!
Ok remember I’m the guy that will happily drink wine from a plastic cup anyway Becky as a part of my birthday present this year got me 4 Riedel Vinum Tempranillo Wine Glass and a bottle of Bodegas Faustino De Autor 2001 … WOW that’s all I’m going to say! If you ever get a chance of tasting wine from a normal glass and a Riedel glass the wine actually tasted different, honestly you would have thought it was a different wine not a different glass !!
If I could afford to buy the whole set I would but they make 100′s, here is their store
just read what they say about my glasses :
Georg Riedel has presented the first wine glass ever designed for one of the Iberian Peninsula’s great, highly idiosyncratic grape varieties: the red Tempranillo, which dominates the fine Rioja and Ribera del Duero wines, in addition to being a major cultivar in many of Spain’s other Denominaciones de Origen (Do).
Like Tinta Roriz or Aragonez, Tempranillo is also a major grape variety in Portugal. Riedel has actually marked this inaugural effort in Iberia by devoting not just one, but two different glasses to Tempranillo. After a protracted, highly meticulous testing process which involved three major tastings between late 1997 and late 1998, it became apparent that Tempranillo presented some of the same challenges as another ‘chameleon’ grape variety, Syrah. Younger, less extracted, less tannic, more floral types of wine made with Tempranillo behave in a markedly different way from more tannic, oak-aged wines such as the top Gran Reservas from Ribera del Duero or Rioja.
The three successive panels of Spanish tasters, which included such major growers as Pablo Alvarez (Vega Sicilia), Alejandro Fernandez (Pesquera) and the Marques appreciated the general shape – wider bottom, narrower mouth – that has been so successful in Riedel’s Hermitage glass. But they came to the conclusion that a smaller size accommodates young Tempranillo’s voluptuous aromatic qualities perfectly, while a larger liquid volume is preferable in order to equally highlight the flavours and finish of the top oak-aged Tempranillo wines, whose tannic structure makes them eminently ageable. Therefore, the final panel, including the top Bordeaux winemaker Michel Rolland, who actively works with Tempranillo in Spain, unanimously recommends a twin solution to perfectly suit both styles of wine, after testing the top glasses developed from prior panel sessions. There will be a smaller Tempranillo glass that will be produced in the Vinum range, and a markedly larger (but identically shaped) Tempranillo Reserva glass in the Sommeliers range.